Biān stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ acupoint for axial pain after cervical LIF operation: A randomized controlled trial
Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): De-sheng ZHANG, Pei-rong ZHOU, Shui-chun LIU, Shao-qiu SUNABSTRACTObjectiveTo compare the clinical effect differences of biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical Jiājĭ (夹脊EX-B2) acupoint and simple acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 for axial pain after cervical laminectomy with implant fixation (LIF) operation.MethodsA total of 80 patients with axial pain after cervical LIF operation were randomly assigned into the biān (砭) stone hot compress combined with acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 group (Group A) and the acupuncture at cervical EX-B2 group (Group B), and 40 patients in each group. The group A was treated by biān (砭) stone hot compress and acupuncture at cervical EX-B2, while the group B was treated by acupuncture at cervical EX-B2. Both of groups were treated once a day, one course of treatment consisted of 7 days, 6-day treatment plus 1-day rest, and there were 3 courses of treatment in total. The pain score (Visual analogue scale,VAS), neck dysfunction indices (NDI), and serum creatine phosphokinase (CPK) levels of patients were compared before and after the treatment, and their clinical effects were evaluated.ResultsThe VAS score, NDI, and CPK in patients of the two groups after treatment were all lower than those before treatment (all P
We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
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Authors: Kim H, Lim YM, Lee EJ, Kim HW, Ahn HS, Kim KK PMID: 33029979 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: More than half of the iIONP patients had an enhanced oculomotor nerve in MRI. A few of them also had elevated CSF IgG synthesis rate, but no further evidence for inflammation was found. The administration of steroids seemed to have no benefit other than increasing the blood glucose level. PMID: 33029972 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian StudiesAuthor(s): Natália Freire Valente, Eliezer de Sousa Cardoso, Juliana Alencar da Silva Resende, Jeferson Antônio Santos
CONCLUSION: When gastroenterologists encounter NAFLD/NASH patients, serum CK should be verified. If hyperCKemia, frontal baldness, a hatched face, history of cataract surgery, and grip myotonia are noted, the possibility of MD may be considered. PMID: 33033573 [PubMed]
Authors: Kim MS, Moon JS, Kim MJ, Seong MW, Park SS, Ko JS Abstract Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by a mutation in the aldolase B gene. HFI patients exhibit nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, hypoglycemia, and elevated liver enzymes after dietary fructose exposure. Chronic exposure might lead to failure to thrive, liver failure, renal failure, and, eventually, death. HFI usually manifests in infants when they are being weaned off of breastmilk. Because HFI has an excellent prognosis when patients maintain a strict restrictive diet, some patients remain undiagnosed du...
Authors: Kobayashi T, Nakajima K, Oshima Y, Ikeda M, Kitaura S, Ikeuchi K, Okamoto K, Okada Y, Ohama Y, Higurashi Y, Okugawa S, Moriya K Abstract Staphylococcus condimenti is a Gram-positive coccus that was first isolated from soy sauce mash. Only four cases of human S. condimenti infections have been reported to date. We herein report the first case of spondylodiscitis caused by S. condimenti. A 72-year-old Japanese man complaining of lower back pain and numbness in his legs was diagnosed with spondylodiscitis. A computed tomography (CT)-guided biopsy was performed. A culture of the intravertebral disc aspirate yi...